Parque Kennedy Cats in Lima
Parque Kennedy is very close to our hotel in central Miraflores, and it’s the BEST. PARK. EVER. This well manicured park looks like nothing special before you step in it, but it’s home to over 100 cats! The cats have been roaming all over the park, which is about the size of a city block, for 25 years.
These well-loved kitties are taken care of by a nonprofit group called Kennedy Park Kittens that spays and neuters them, feeds them over forty pounds of food a day, and gives them regular vet checks. During our three visits to the park today (yes three, I love kitties) we saw a woman administer medicine to a cat with an eye problem and several people feeding them. They are extremely friendly and very popular with the locals and tourists alike. You can help the kitties by donating to the group, or by adopting! There are adoption evens at the park weekly.
We are flying to Cusco tomorrow to begin the mountain leg of the adventure